Summer Break Operations
The Reed Health & Counseling Center (HCC) is closed for medical and counseling services during the summer break. Community medical and mental health resources available to students during the summer can be found in the Reed College Summer Break Guide for Students.
During the summer break, administrative staff in the HCC are available to assist with general questions, health record requests, and referrals to community providers. For assistance, please call the HCC front desk at 503-777-7281 or email email@example.com.
For prescription refills during summer break, please contact your pharmacist or your local provider.
Harm Reduction Services at the HCC
The HCC is now offering expanded harm reduction services. For more information please call us at 503-777-7281 or click here.
Important information regarding immunizations
In an effort to maintain a healthy campus, Reed College has designated both required vaccines and highly recommended vaccines. All incoming and returning students should look over the Immunizations and Health Record Requirements pages. Please call us at 503-777-7281 if you have questions about immunizations and vaccines.
HRT Prescriptions During Summer Break
Please see crucial information regarding HRT prescriptions during summer break here. Our HCC providers can help make medication and lab plans for students who receive gender affirming hormones.
Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy
The HCC is pleased to announce that our medical providers are prescribing gender-affirming hormone therapy. If you already have a provider, the HCC providers can coordinate care with them.
An important message regarding the privacy of all Reed students
The HCC staff are governed by federal statutes in healthcare and college health, including HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act of 1996) and FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974). These acts protect the private information of students in college and their health care records. Conversations between the patient and HCC staff are private, unless the patient requests that another individual be included in the release of private information. Whenever possible, this permission must be in writing. Patient visitors and individuals accompanying the patient to the HCC are included in the purview of HIPAA and FERPA. Please keep in mind that HCC staff can neither confirm, nor deny that a student is currently being seen or has been seen at the HCC, unless a signed release of information is in the student's medical record. We ask that the Reed community and parents respect the student's right to privacy.
Come speak to our HCC medical staff about PrEP!
Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis is a pill for those at high risk for HIV. Taken daily, it can block HIV. PrEP is the daily use of antiretroviral medications in combination with safer sex practices to help reduce the risk of HIV infection in an HIV-negative person.
The HCC medical providers would be happy to meet with you to discuss your individual situation and the options open to you regarding PrEP. Before PrEP is prescribed, HIV testing and symptom history must exclude an HIV infection. It is to be used along with regular HIV/STI testing, as well as periodic counseling and support around adherence and sexual choices.
PrEP is recommended by the CDC and WHO as part of a comprehensive prevention approach for individuals at substantial risk of HIV infection.
For more information please visit https://cdc.gov/hiv/risk/prep/index.html.